Zita Sudņika

1958 · Latvia

Artist biography

Zita Sudņika is an established artist, who originates from Latvia, like other famous artists such as Maija Peeples-Bright, Imants Krepics, Aleksandrs Dembo, Rūta Šteinerte, and Sam Kaprielov. Zita Sudņika was born in 1958.

About Zita Sudņika's work

Zita Sudņika is recognised for producing figurative work. Some world-renowned artists praised for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply described as being the farthest from abstract art, since it essentially consists of the depiction of objects or figures holding a strong reference to the real world. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains highly resourceful and inventive, encompassing a multitude of styles and mediums, spanning from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Further Biographical Context for Zita Sudņika

Zita Sudņika was born in 1958 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining international recognition.

Zita Sudņika

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